We come from countries in North America, Central America, Asia, Africa and Europe where we live and work among the people. In response to a call from our loving God, we give our lives to work toward achieving God’s desire for a just and peaceful world for all peoples.
Celebration - Year Of Consecrated Life: Blessed Sacrament Vocation office will coordinate a Day of Service for CND Sisters and Associates in the fall. LCWR and CMSWR encouraged such a day during this Year of Consecrated Life and the CND is most itself through the ministries of prayer and service! Here’s how it works: (More to come and Q&A session at the Area Days.)
CND sisters and associates will determine an event for a day of service in their area.
They could do this by looking at service needs that are already fully planned and are now recruiting volunteers, e.g. a walkathon in support of a local or national cause.
Or, they could plan their own event, e.g. a parish clean-up-the-grounds activity.
A T-shirt has been designed, built around the “Rooted in Jesus Christ” CND Chapter theme for 2016, which can be worn as part of the service day. The shirts will be provided for all CND sisters and associate participants; we are sure the common T-shirt will generate some conversation around the topic of life as a CND sister.
CND sisters and associates are great collaborators. This will be a wonderful opportunity to witness the deepest desire of women religious, to be “rooted in Jesus Christ, cultivating love and compassion.”
To respond to the invitation of Pope Francis to have a World Day Care of Creationof Prayer for the , we invite you to attend a bilingual ecumenical evening of prayer at Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 7.00pm.
“What are you remindedof when you hear the words 'summer in Fukushima'? I am sure many of you will answer “those delicious peaches”! However, the influence of radioactivitydue to the explosion at the Atomic Power Plant is still lingering. Each one of the peaches is examined carefully before shipping, but the wholesale price given inTokyo is 69% of what it used to be...”
On Suday, Agust 2, Sister Beth Davies, CND, received the Bishop Ketteler Award for Social Justice.
Sister Beth Davies, a member of the Congregation of Notre Dame, has served as an activist and advocate on behalf of the impoverished, addicted and exploited in the heart of Appalachia for more than 40 years. Through her dedicated efforts, Sister Beth has developed a network of medical clinics, worked for environmental protections, built effective substance abuse and addiction programs, and changed the Virginia criminal justice system to improve treatment of inmates.
In her early years of ministry to the people of Appalachia, Sister Beth helped to build a community center and to establish the St. Charles Community Health Clinic, a network of clinics for underserved and low-income families. As a member of the Catholic Committee on Appalachia, Sister Beth was instrumental in the development of the Bishops’ Pastoral Letter, This Land is Home to Me, which called for a response to the exploitation of people and resources in Appalachia. Through her advocacy, Sister Beth helped to secure passage of the federal law that regulates the environmental effect of coal mining in the U.S.